What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments by

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month; others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have other, less common, symptoms. Here’s what you might experience this month:

Physically

  • Fatigue, lack of energy, sleepiness
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting
  • Excess saliva
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn, indigestion, flatulence, bloating
  • Food aversions and cravings
  • Breast changes : fullness, heaviness, tenderness, tingling; darkening of the areolas (the pigmented area around your nipples); lubrication glands in the areolas becoming prominent, like large goose bumps; a network of bluish lines under your skin
  • Visible veins on your abdomen, legs, and elsewhere, as your blood supply pumps up
  • Slight increase in vaginal discharge
  • Occasional headaches
  • Occasional faintness or dizziness
  • A little rounding of your belly; your clothes feeling a little snugger

Emotionally

  • Continued emotional ups and downs, which may include mood swings, irritability, irrationality, weepiness
  • Misgivings, fear, joy, elation – any or all
  • A new sense of calm
  • Still, a sense of unreality about the pregnancy (“Is there really a baby in there?”)


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